Cut scores

Math placement at UNR is determined by ACT or SAT scores, or by two different ACCUPLACER tests:

  • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)
  • Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF)

All students begin with the Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) test.  If they score 276 or higher on this test, ACCUPLACER will automatically lead them into the Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) test.  Both tests are scored on a scale from 200 to 300.

Course QAS AAF
MATH 095:  Elementary Algebra 262 or lower not required
MATH 096:  Intermediate Algebra 263 or higher not required
MATH 120E:  Fundamentals of College Mathematics Expanded 263 or higher not required
MATH 126E:  Precalculus I Expanded 276 or higher 237 or higher
MATH 120:  Fundamentals of College Mathematics 276 or higher 263 or higher
MATH 126:  Precalculus I 276 or higher 263 or higher
MATH 128:  Precalculus and Trigonometry 276 or higher 270 or higher
MATH 127:  Precalculus II 276 or higher 276 or higher
MATH 176:  Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 276 or higher 276 or higher
STAT 152:  Introduction to Statistics 276 or higher 276 or higher
APST 270:  Introduction to Statistical Methods 276 or higher 276 or higher
MATH 181:  Calculus I 276 or higher 285 or higher